The new Thursday evening series sees the fleet take on the challenges of the Offshore Racer class. Bigger, slower and casting a more significant wind shadow, the Offshore Racers series lit up the penalties board from the off.
Close racing was the order of the evening with significant argy bargy at the windward mark followed by some punchy downwind manoeuvres.
Despite all that was new, the standings after three races show that some things stay the same. Jodok Gerber is at the head of affairs followed by a number of the usual suspects.
However, further down the scoreboard, it is clear that a number of racers have been working on their skills and starting to score low points here and there as a result.
With nine races to go and only 50% to count, this series already looks like it will go down to the wire.
The standings after the first set of three races are: